Ellyse Perry's incredible gesture for injured fan

Sam Goodwin

Aussie cricket star Ellyse Perry has stopped play to check on an injured spectator after hitting the youngster with a six in the WBBL.

The champion allrounder finished unbeaten on 91 from 49 balls in the Sydney Sixers' opening match of the new season at North Sydney Oval on Saturday.

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However a six that she struck in the final over hit a young fan in the face.

As you can see in the video above, a concerned Perry stopped play during the over and immediately rushed to check on the spectator's health, calling for medical assistance.

Perry checks on the youngster. Image: Network 10

A Cricket Australia statement issued on Saturday evening said the fan was treated immediately at the scene by first aid staff.

Paramedics were called and made a decision to transport him to nearby Royal North Shore Hospital for further observation and an ambulance was called.

Fellow spectator Brad McGuiness told News Corp the ball ricocheted off a seat and hit the boy in the face.

“He started screaming,” McGuiness said. “He had glasses on, I think it hit him just below the glasses."

Perry in action on Saturday. Image: Getty

“It was a solid hit. It hit the chair and instead of taking the heat off it went quicker."

Perry's actions were reminiscent of a similar incident involving Rafael Nadal last year.

The Spanish tennis star brought play to a halt while serving in an exhibition match so a distraught mother could find her lost child.

Fans immediately took to social media to praise Perry for her actions.

The second match of a double-header to kick off the new WBBL season got off to a dramatic start, with the Sixers setting a competition record of 4-242, eclipsing by 42 runs the previous best of 6-200 set a few hours earlier by neighbours Sydney Thunder in their 45-run win over Melbourne Renegades.

Sixers' Australian representative Ashleigh Gardner smashed a competition-high individual score of 114 of 52 balls, slamming 10 sixes and nine fours.

with AAP